- Associated Press - Monday, April 20, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Providence man has been convicted of trying to kill his estranged girlfriend and her mother.

Thirty-three-year-old Francisco Diaz was found guilty Friday by a Superior Court jury after fewer than three hours of deliberations.

The prosecution says Diaz went to his estranged girlfriend’s parents’ home April 23, 2014, and forced his way into the house.

Once inside, Diaz shot the mother of his former girlfriend in the upper chest. He attempted to shoot his former girlfriend in the head at close range, but the gun failed to fire.

Diaz fled the scene. He was later apprehended by police in New York City.

A message left for Diaz’s attorney seeking comment on the trial was not immediately returned.

The Attorney General’s office says a date for sentencing has not been set.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide